1. dKp1977's Avatar
    We've already heard that apps will be able to have live tiles updated in 1 minute intervals rather than the 30 minutes Windows Phone is currently using. What I'm interested in though is if Microsoft will increase the limit for actively running background agents in Windows Phone 8.1. I haven't found any valuable information about this so far. Neither negative nor positive. I'm sure many of you have come across a notification that too many background agents are actively running and you need to disable one. I find this highly annoying, even though I understand the reason behind this limitation. With devices such as the Icon and the 1520 and more high specced devices coming soon, I feel MS could very well increase the number of agents allowed to run in the background.
    What do you guys think? Have you heard anything about possible changes?
    03-11-2014 06:44 AM
  2. michail71's Avatar
    Having it device configurable would be nice. If the hardware is capable there should be no reason. The 1520 is so fast and battery efficient it should be able to handle more.
    03-11-2014 07:45 AM
  3. dKp1977's Avatar
    Agreed. Tbh, I don't even see any issues running more agents on the 1020. With its 2GB RAM it should be able to handle it without the slightest hiccups. I'm not so concerned about battery life, since I have chargers pretty much everywhere. ;)

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 using Tapatalk for Windows Phone
    03-11-2014 07:48 AM
  4. a5cent's Avatar
    Agreed. Tbh, I don't even see any issues running more agents on the 1020. With its 2GB RAM it should be able to handle it without the slightest hiccups.
    As far as the OS is concerned, the L1020 has 1GB of RAM. The other GB is reserved for processing the 41MP images, so the L1020 is no different from a L920 in terms of memory related behaviour.

    The 1 min interval is likely to be limited to very specific types of background tasks. Apps that must go over the network, like most that do tile updates, are very unlikely to be granted such privileges (think clock like behaviour only). Furthermore, a lot of things that currently do require background tasks may no longer necessarily require them under WP8.1.

    In short, the limitations won't go away, but their nature will be very different after apps are updated to use everything WP8.1 has to offer. Unfortunately, we will have to wait for build to get a good understanding of what all the changes to multitasking and background tasks imply (there are many).
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    03-11-2014 08:33 AM
  5. Dr Love PhD's Avatar
    This issue is a terrible time waster on my 1520. I have to pick and choose which app to kick off of the island.
    04-25-2014 06:15 AM
  6. dKp1977's Avatar
    This issue is a terrible time waster on my 1520. I have to pick and choose which app to kick off of the island.
    You'll be very pleased with how WP 8.1 will handle it then. :) No more issues over here.





    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 using Tapatalk for Windows Phone
    04-25-2014 06:52 AM
  7. Dr Love PhD's Avatar
    I am speaking post-8.1.
    04-27-2014 06:58 AM
  8. dKp1977's Avatar
    I am speaking post-8.1.
    Then I have no idea what you consider a time waster.





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    04-27-2014 07:02 AM
  9. Tahiti Bob's Avatar
    We've already heard that apps will be able to have live tiles updated in 1 minute intervals rather than the 30 minutes Windows Phone is currently using. What I'm interested in though is if Microsoft will increase the limit for actively running background agents in Windows Phone 8.1. I haven't found any valuable information about this so far. Neither negative nor positive. I'm sure many of you have come across a notification that too many background agents are actively running and you need to disable one. I find this highly annoying, even though I understand the reason behind this limitation. With devices such as the Icon and the 1520 and more high specced devices coming soon, I feel MS could very well increase the number of agents allowed to run in the background.

    What do you guys think? Have you heard anything about possible changes?

    I hit the limit last night, it was 30 apps. Many were allowed to run without my knowledge so I had to check every single one.
    06-06-2014 11:52 AM
  10. dKp1977's Avatar
    30? Ought to be enough for a while. I disabled a huge load too, as many of them don't make much sense to me.
    06-06-2014 11:53 AM
  11. ShreyansShah's Avatar
    I hit the limit last night, it was 30 apps. Many were allowed to run without my knowledge so I had to check every single one.
    i kept only 5 for background task:
    1. whatsapp
    2. Insider Pro
    3. Amazing weather HD
    4. Battery Saver
    5. Songza (nothing to do with the music. i like the flip tile)
    06-07-2014 12:13 AM

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